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. that the president of the united states, elected to lead the country, is so reluctant to engage on the most important issue regarding our future. >> but you understand what the president told me last week and other democrats have said, the republicans had a chance to say yes to a number of things, in addition to the trillion dollars of spending cuts that were en80ed as part of the budget control act of last year. they could have had additional cuts in entitlement programs if you had agreed before you did it in this temporary measure. going back to the summer of 2011, the president said to all of you republican leaders, if you didn't have such a hard time saying yes to me as president we could have solved some of these issues why. is he off base about that? >> you can relitigate the past if you want to. where we are now is we have resolved the revenue issue, and the question is, what are we going to do about spending? i wish the president would lead us in this discussion, rather than putting himself in a position of having to be dragged kicking and screaming to the table to discuss the single biggest
? and are you completely committed to stepping down as president of the elections next year? >> i want us to remember why we went to afghanistan. we went into afghanistan because 3,000 americans were viciously murdered. by a terrorist organization that was operating openly and at the invitation of those who were then ruling afghanistan. it was absolutely the right thing to do for us to go after that organization. to go after the host government that had aided and abetted or at least allowed for these attacks to take place. and because of the heroic work of our men and women in uniform, and because of the cooperation and sacrifices of afghans who had also been brutalized by that then-host government, we achieved our central goal. which is or have come very close to achieving our central goal, which is to decompass tate al qaeda. to dismantle them. to make sure that they can't attack us again. and everything that we've done over the last ten years, from the prospective of the u.s. national security interests, have been focused on that aim. and at the end of this conflict, we are going to be
. >> yeah. so, look, all in all, how is 2013 going to be compared to 2012? we have u.s. elections, i.t. companies, business from the u.s. there's a lot of uncertainty over the fiscal cliff. has there been a withdraw of investment but maybe it will bounce back? albeit, you've still got to get through debt ceiling and other negotiations. >> i think 2013 compared to 2012 and 2013, 2013 will be more positive. for the election year in europe and considering most of the companies infrastructure is more than 50% of the exposure to the u.s. market. most companies who have their renewal budgets, they tried to push it to the next year, the election budgets. so most companies do have good exposure to the u.s. i think 2013 is still better than 2013 compared to 2012. >> there's a lot of talk about on-shoring of business by the u.s. certainly with regard to manufacturing, you've got the natural gas boom in the u.s. which is making it much more attractive for the u.s. to manufacture stuff on-shore as well as 3g, 2g manufacturing. are there any factors on the software side that can have an impact on
. >> woodruff: karzai has been dogged by charges of fraud since his re-election, part of larger concerns about corruption in his government. he acknowledged the concerns today, and said he hopes for a proper election to name his successor. >> brown: we pick up on today's meeting with two men with extensive experience in managing u.s.-afghan relations. said jawad was afghanistan's ambassador to washington from 2003 to 2010. before that, he was president karzai's chief of staff. and peter tomsen was a career diplomat who served as special envoy on afghanistan during the george h.w. bush administration. he's the author of "the wars of afghanistan." peter tomsen, let's start with you. what jumps out at you. help us decode what was in that meeting, what was most pournt. >> is think what jumped out at me mostly was the acceleration in the transition. which i think is good. that american troops are going to be leaving at a faster clip. and also on the function side, so to speak that the role of american troops in combat as was mentioned in the clip is going to be phased out. also, what president karz
. look at the banker bailouts that we have had. henry paulson, even in the elections when congress voted it down the first time, the banker bail out the last month or so of george bush's administration. obama and mccain came off of the campaign trails. they got on the phone and they got the congressional black caucus to change their votes and twist some arms and it passed and obama became president. i announcing that is why he became president, but you have to look at where the money is coming from. host: he is asking questions about jack lew, the next secretary of treasury. dave clark from politico joins us to learn a little bit more about him. to the caller pose a question about his background, particularly about wall street, can you tell us and on his experiences there and what he brings to the white house? caller: most of his background is predominantly a denture washington. he was a top house aide for a long time. he worked in the clinton administration. in the obama administration he was also the director as well working at the state department. he did spend two or three years, 200
after the elections next year? >> i want us to remember why we went to afghanistan. we went into afghanistan because 3,000 americans were viciously murdered by a terrorist organization that was operating openly and at the invitation of those who were then ruling afghanistan. it was absolutely the right thing to do for us to go after that organization, to go after the host government that had aided and abetted or at least allowed for these attacks to take place. and because of the heroic work of our men and women in uniform, and because of the cooperation and sacrifices of afghans who had also been brutalized by that then host government. we achieved our central goal, which is -- or have come very close to achieving our stroll go central goal, which is to decapacitate al qaeda. to dismantle them. to make sure they can't attack us again. and everything that we have done over the last ten years, from the perspective of the u.s. national security interests, have been focused on that aim. and, you know, at the end of this conflict, we are going to be able to say that the sacrific
rockefeller announced he will not seek reelection when his term ends in 2014. he is first elected to the senate in 1984. he served as the governor of west virginia from 1977 until 1985. this is about 20 minutes. >> thank you, sharon. so incredibly much. a perfect life, by far the most popular rockefeller and west virginia. -- wife, by far, the most popular rockefeller in west virginia. i will get right to them. i have decided not to run again at the conclusion of this term. not now, but in 2014. i hope each of you can understand that this is an entirely personal decision. it is not a political decision and it is not easy. it is simply this. as i approached 50 years of nonstop public service, precluding time with the children and sharon. i consider the ways for travel in life. there are many other ways, and i know deep within me that in 2014, it is the right time for me to recalibrate and find a new balance. i came as an untrained social worker back in 1964. i actually begun my public service for years before that, working for the peace corps and the department of state. frankly, i
, long ways to go. wasunited states of america 77th in the world in the percentage of elected women to office. we cannot as an organization take on the whole problem. we believe that we need more women. our piece of the port -- of the puzzle is to elect pro- choice democratic women. the democratic party is for the most part pro-choice. the vast majority of the women we work with our approach was anyway. -- our pro choice anyway. as the organization, when we started women were not running. part of what we do is not so much to choose them and make it happen, but we encourage women to step up and take this on. we need a lot more of that. we do not have enough women running for office in this country. host: why not the republican party? guest: it is not something that women think of doing right away. there is a study done by rutgers a couple of years ago that asks the question of all of these legislatures, women and men. how many times did you need to out -- be asked before you ran? the women had to be asked seven times before they would say yes. and of the men cannot they did not reall
through this election and now here we are a year later, "politico" reporting that the tea party is struggling for money and asking all kinds of groups it hasn't always considered to be a friend. american majority, club for growth and the koch brothers, asking all of them for money. is the tea party going to have to compromise its principles in order to survive? >> no, erin, i don't think we are going to have to compromise our principles. look, if you look back to 2010 when the tea party movement drove the messaging, we won, we had huge victories across the country. when you look at 2012 and the republican party driving the messaging in a presidential election cycle, we lost, not only conservatives but moderates, as well. so i think we need to go back to that message of fiscal responsibility. because the american people want fiscal responsibility. they want washington to live within their means just like small businesses that american families and organizations have to every single day. and so i think that's our message that wins. and we're still here, we're not going anywhere. >
on and where is your backbone in spending cuts. you have folks saying, you have to realize elections have consequences. the president won. this to say beyond justifying tax hikes, it justified no spending cuts. i don't think that is the americanss saw it. they won't see the math here that hurts democrats and republicans alike if something isn't done? >> here is the question i think the president knows well that this is the question. is california the model we're going to follow? they are $165 billion to $335 billion in debt. they say they might have a surplus because they raised taxes, but in fact, $5.2 billion of that $6 billion a year is going to debt service alone. they are sort of swimming in debt. the other states are adding jobs and doing pretty well and i would add, many people argue against texas they are not spending enough on services. when it comes to education, they are in some cases, spending less money and across hispanic, white and black pop liaghz they are out performing california and out performing the national average. >> neil: bottom line. >> they are getting better re
: what about making republicans more efficient. what happened to you, you lost the election you lost your backbone? >> i don't believe so. i certainly have you. if you are talking about the fiscal cliff, back in 2003 they made tax cuts temporary. they extended the temporary nature come two years but come january 1st income tax was going up. so this was protecting 99% of americans. republicans wanted to protect every american. we didn't want to see taxes increased on anybody. we didn't have that option. all we could do because president obama demanded the taxes were going up for some americans. >> neil: for this whole kubuki theater was silly? >> the house passed extension past august. harry reid refused to bring it up. president owes congress a report because medicare is spending out of the general fund 45% what it is paid for benefits. that required by law and 15 days after he submits a budget he has to submit a report to fix it. four years he hasn't done that. we should be demanding of this president to follow lawsuit on. >> neil: you voted for this cliff deal in the senate. do you thin
in a presidential election cycle, we lost. not only conservatives but moderates as well. i think we need to go back to a that message of fiscal responsibility. the american people want fiscal responsibility. they want washington to live within their means just like small businesses and american families and organizations have to every single day. that's our message that wins. we are still here. >> i have something you said to me a year ago on a plane. your comment about the tea party being in disarray. as you are well aware in 2010, you seemed at least from who you supported to be a little bit different. joe miller of ab alaska, i tota have a man crush on this dude. you said, we did exactly what we set out to do, crush the establishment-backed gop candidate. are you being a little bit of a fair weather friend? it is all right if you are. i am just wondering. >> it is interesting how the media lies to portray these situations. i'm a big supporter of the tea party. i think given the finances and situations, there are a lot of people on the outside who it is time for them to come to the inside. they
congratulations to the newly elected leadership of the democratic and republican caucuses in each chamber, and especially to speaker sharkey and majority leader aresimowicz as they take on their new roles. congratulations as well to the new members of the general assembly who were sworn in earlier today. i look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead. as we gather in this historic chamber, let us always keep in our thoughts the brave men and women of the great state of connecticut serving in our armed forces around the globe. we thank them and our veterans for their service and sacrifice, and we pray for their continued safety. i'd like to recognize my wonderful wife cathy and my sons daniel and sam who join us today. as i know is true for so many of you, i could not do my job without the tremendous love and support of my family. finally, we are joined by two of newtown's finest leaders -- first selectwoman pat llodra and school superintendent dr. janet robinson. it's an honor to have you with us today. [applause] tested by unimaginable tragedy, your compassion and leade
in the 2012 laerksz the republican party is now searching for a way to recover and beyond the election loss, there's house speaker john boehner, he's had his own problems lose ageffort to get support from his colleagues for a last ditch fiscal cliff measure. another story the tea party wing in the gop still has influence. and that sometimes causes major divisions. so is it time for the party to change? does it need to become a big tent? rich galen joins us from washington, a republican strategist. rich, i guess you could say the gop has its own bad case of the flu. what's the cure here? >> part of it is is just as with the flu for most people, wait it out. take plenty of water, go to bed and wait till you feel better. that's part of what's going to have to happen here. these things in washington tend to be cyclical. in terms of what the republicans in the house are going through, it's useful to remember, when i first came back to washington in 1996, i talked to a friend. i was working for newt gingrich. i was talking to a friend who worked for tip o'neill. i said how did tip spend his day?
in a restrained manner to shape his image as a conscientious leader. >>> south korea's president-elect park geun-hye is to meet a chinese government envoy. park met an envoy from japan last week. south korea's foreign ministry says china's vice foreign minister zhang zhijun will visit south korea and hold talks with park on thursday. park is expected to take up north korea's nuclear and missile development and a bilateral free trade agreement. south korea and china entered fta talks last year. in her presidential election campaign she promised to expand relations with china while strengthening south korea's alliance with the united states. last friday park met japan's envoy, former finance minister fukushiro nukaga. she expressed hopes that relations with japan can be improved. bilateral ties have become strained over disputed islands in the sea of japan. >>> one of south korea's best-known singers will spend a week confined to his army barracks. military leaders are disciplining the platinum-selling rain for dating an actress while on military duty. rain's real name is jung ji hoon. he's fulfil
scholar who has publicly challenged islamic extremists and is now taking-on his country's elected leaders. jonathan mann reports the indefinitely draw a crowd. however, refusing terrorism. >> terrorism is terrorism. violence is violence. it has no place in islam. >> addressed it's theight extremists, he is taking on his home politicians. and as we get ready for the elections next year. many have been spending time and prison. despite his claim of innocence. however, the islamic scholar is taking on the group's through the internet, and will march with millions of supporters. the pakistan's second largest city. police are already planning an historic and already choosing sites, for and against. they are thinking that he is working on country's powerful military. he wants to turn to islam about into the largest tehrer square. they are waiting to see what happens. >> beijing's air pollution reached dangerous levels third consecutive day of severe smog. the city's first orange fog warning was issued earlier today due to the decreased visibility brought on by the heavy smog. the pollution is e
a lot of money on the elections last cycle. they didn't have a lot to show for it especially if you look at results. a lot of their candidates lost. we are looking at return on their investment they had a low return on investment. they are very strong lobby. think the issue is who is going to remember the voices of the american people in this debate. >> reporter: president obama has said he wants to lay it on some of the proposals his task force gives him in the state of the union address. that task force led by the vice president is going to give president obama their recommendations on tuesday in the state of the union is scheduled for february 12th, one month from yesterday. >> gregg: peter, thanks very much. >> fox news is taking a closer look at the gun control debate with a special hannity airing tonight featuring a studio audience compromised some of the new yorkers who were outed by the journal news for having gun permits. that is at 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on fox news channel. >> arthel: growing concerns over the shortages of flu vaccines as sick americans are overcrow
right. something has to be done. the amount increases. the election cycle is continuous where once it was short. other countries of found ways to restrict fact to a shorter time frame which at least would save some money. >> host: doesn't that open more loopholes? if you restrict the time? wouldn't there be ways around that? >> guest: we are very inventive in this country and no doubt folks around a political process, perhaps the only difference would be we would save a little money and a lot of people are looking at this, we couldn't agree more that that is the root of the problem. the can't change the tax code or free trade or deregulation or the whole issue of debt financing until we figure out a way to get behind the influence of money. >> guest: this is not easy. it may not even be possible if the supreme court has deemed money and exercise of free speech. that really raises the bar on us. it means anything goes from here on out. >> host: a tweet for you gentlemen, how are the people to understand the true amount of what the government spends? where is there accessible, unders
, ilya, he's not the first president to try to go beyond an election and take what was a victory if terms of a -- in terms of a striking mandate. fdr did it, richard nixon tried it, george bush in his re-election tried it. are there differences here? anything noteworthy here? i mean, obviously, he's trying to get past a resistant congress to a lot of his proposals, and this stymying of a lot of his proposals. are you worried about the way he's doing it? >> well, of course, i'm worried about it. this is why we have three branches of government. any president of any party at any time is going to try to expand his powers. the nature of any public official whether you're a low-level bureaucrat or the president to do so. but we have in our constitutional system checks and balances both horizontally in terms of congress and the federal judiciary and vertically with federalism. and if courts enforce those structural protections for our liberties, then we'll be a lot better off. neil: you know, i was just thinking, sabrina, know, of bill clinton when he knew he would be challenged on some of the
is on their side and they may not reconcile. >> the chances of a free and fair election next year? >> a very important, because that is an important milestone and that will shape that. i think president karzai is committed to that, and the military approach has to be that happens. >> ambassador, thank you very much. >> nice to be with you. >>> french troops are fighting in mali tonight. they have been sent there by the french president to help government forces take on islamic rebels linked to al qaeda. french president warned that if malia falls, it would pose a threat to africa and europe. andrew harding has more details. >> the art islamist rebels that have prompted france to wade into another african war. the rebels emerged from the sahara to seize the northern half of mali. then they began a new surprise offensive and paris sent in troops. >> mali has been confronted by terrorist elements from the north. the brutality of whom it entire world is aware of. that >> the french have intervened to years ago to end the civil war on the neighboring ivory coast, another former colony, but molly
to loosen on immigration, that all of a sudden you're going to lose elections. i see that as the ticket to winning elections today. >> mike, the followed the power of the gun lobby for a long time. can somebody do that? can a republican do that? >> i think a republican can do almost anything on universal background checks. universal background checks is the key. that's the first step. get that in there. almost -- you'd almost want to say, the vice president's task force would almost want to say, okay, next thursday in the house, we're going to have a vote on universal background checks. that's the steppingstone to get us to some sensible position. how can anyone, with any common sense, no matter where you are in the ideological spectrum, be against universal background checks? >> and by the way, i've seen some polls, like 85% of americans want universal background checks. >> yeah. >> by a republican pollster. 85% want universal background checks which would go a long way in getting rid of some of the insanity that we see at gun shows and online where there are no background checks. >> i
? supposedly the constitution says there's supposed to be new elections in 30 days. he doesn't want that to happen. so are you going to see chaos in the streets, are you going to see protests from the position? -- the position in the next couple of weeks? why do we care? biggest reserves of oil in the western hemisphere, second largest in the world. take a shot of the wall. we have this graphic. i think this is really telling. so on the left, way on the left, the blue are the reserves of venezuela, the green is the production. go a few columns over to the united states. we have very little in the way of reserves compared to venezuela. our production is much, much higher. so the markets are betting, and if you look at the venezuelan stock market or venezuelan bonds of which are widely held in fixed income portfolios, the betting is that post chavez we get closer to the point where the country starts reinvesting in its oil facilities. >> and production -- >> then production would go up. we would have greater supplies. plus, more would come back to the united states because, remember,
karzai will meet for the first time since president obama was re-elected. the leaders will discuss what the u.s.'s role in afghanistan will be when the war ends there next year. karzai had dinner last night with secretary of state hillary clinton. the meal came after the two had a private meeting. they also discussed the future afghanistan, including preparations for that country's elections next year. >>> funerals are being held today for some of the victims of yesterday's bombings in pakistan. at least 120 people died in the blast. it was the deadliest day in that country in years. more than half of the victims died in attacks on a billiards hall in southwest pakistan. a sunni militant group with ties to the pakistani taliban is claiming responsibility for the bombings. >>> new this morning, an apparent hostage situation inside a los angeles mall that's still going on. l.a. police say two armed men somehow got into a mall at lax about two hours after closing last night. they believe they may be holding a woman hostage inside a nordstrom rack store. overnight workers were evacuated the
that president car are sooi stole the last election. just have a listen. >> correctly seen as illegitimate as many afghans and by people around the world. he runs a corrupt regime. his vice president according to these documents had $53 million in cash going to dubai. there is no legitimate explanation for the vice president of a country running off with $53 million. another of these documents appointments out that his half brother is involved in the drug trade. and then there are of course the accounts of karzai himself as being emotional, unstable, suggestions that he uses drugs. >> a lot of allegations there, but i think to the point is whether president karzai can be trusted in a way to run his own country or is he the only game in town, and regardless of troop numbers, there will be billions of dollars needed to run the army that is now being built up by the u.s. and nato. >> that's right. at the nato conference, they pledged to at least ten years of providing beginning $4.1 billion a year, $2.5 billion of that coming from the u.s. but i think it's important for us to recognize as we
who come out in midterm elections because midterm elections, unlike presidential elections, you tend to get people from the far right and the far left who come out and vote. and so these democrats have to decide whether those gun owners would be with them on a certain number of issues so they could still get re-elected and still do some kind of gun control, wolf. >> and remember the price they paid for this during the clinton administration. >> right. they do want to do gun control but they have to find out what is realistic and what's not and that assault weapons ban is right there smack in the middle of everything. >> thanks very much, gloria. >>> more than half a million people are fleeing syria's civil war and now winter is compounding the misery for many refugees. >>> plus, details from this spectacular winter phenomena. impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t
. something has to be done there because the amount increases. it seems like the election cycle now is continuous, where once it was short. other countries have found ways to restrict that to a shorter time frame. which at least would save some money in that sense. >> host: doesn't that open up more loopholes? >> guest: you mean restricting -- jive you restricted the times? ways around that? >> guest: well, we're very inventive in this country no, doubt about it, and perhaps the only difference would be, we would save a little money in that sense. but a lot of people are looking at this, and we couldn't agree with her more. that is the root of the problem. you can't change the tax code, free trade, the deregulation issues, you can't change the whole issue of debt financing and all that until we figure out a way to get beyond the influence of money on politics. >> guest: this is not easy and may not be possible now that the supreme court has deemed money an exercise of free speech, and that really raises the bar on this, and just means anything goes from here on out. >> host: one f
election which republicans took control of the congress. and democrats are still spooked by the fact that in a lot of red and purple districts, wolf, they lost because of the crime bill. you remember the crime bill with bill clinton, included in the crime bill was the ban on assault weapons. and so for the last two decades, the democrats have been very reluctant to touch this issue because they know it's going to hurt them, particularly with gun owners who can be very intense and very motivated to come out to vote in midterm elections in particular which we're heading into. >> but public opinion may be evolving now. i'll put up on the screen, a recent poll that we took after the newtown, connecticut massacre. restrictions on guns, 13% say there should be no restricts. 70% say there should be some restrictions. 15% said make all guns illegal. 70% some restrictions which presumably is what the president is going to be calling for seems to suggest this is the time to do something. >> it does. you look at the aggregate numbers. if you're a politician you say, that's great. let's change t
pitcher of his generation and a seven-time cy young award winner, that's clemens, would be elected to the fhall of fame. however, now because of the cloud of p.e.d. use, performance enhancing drugs, i'm afraid the announcement will land with a thud. not only do i not expect them to get 75% of the vote, the amount that's necessary, i don't think we'll even reach 50%. >> just for the record, rafael palmeiro is the only one on the ballot who failed a drug test, who failed a steroid test. so why not put barry bonds and roger clemens in? i mean, barry bonds, what, was convicted of obstruction of justice. roger clemens, he went through this big, long trial. nothing happened. so why not vote them in? i mean, what justification will sports writers have for not allowing them into the hall? >> these are very complicated times. sports writers will tell you that anyone who has even had a hint of linkage with performance enhancing drug use will not be on their ballots, okay? of course, this is an era in which we don't exactly know which players might have used performance enhancing drugs or mig
obama is an elected president by the american people. and he grants the will of the american people by working for the interests of the american people and this is the american people's right in their president. i respect him and i value him. he played an effective and important role in the cease-fire in regard s to gaza. he cooperated with us in a big way. i'm still in constant communication with him. when we meet, there will be a chance to talk about cooperation in different areas like scientific research, manufacturing and production, investments and tourism. >> so you plan on coming to the united states, god willing, in the first quarter of this year, between now and the end of march? >> translator: before the end of the first quarter, god willing, i will visit, as you said i will visit, the united states of america, and i will be happy with this visit. >> i asked the egyptian president about the blind egyptian cleric who was convicted here in the united states in connection with the 1993 world trade center bombing. omar abdel-rahman is serving a life sentence in a u.s. prison.
election like he did. you don't want to have to constantly pick the political choice. you want the person you think can get the job done. chuck hagel is not afraid to slash defense budgets. you really need a veteran to do that. the first secretary of defense a v vietnam war veteran. hagel's ready to do it. it's hard to find somebody that has moxie that wants to get in there and slash. he's with his come padres right now, the president. and you can't blame him. fdr's brain trust or the kitchen cabinet of tr, it's always good to have people around you that you're comfortable with. >> douglas, good to talk to you as always. thanks for joining us. douglas brinkley, presidential historian. >>> chris christie, a name that voters love. why his skyrocketing approval ratings and controversial leadership style make him one to watch.dulc ax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> largest electronics gadgets show in the world kicks off today in las vegas. i'm n
crisis in venezuela, because the constitution there says you're supposed to have an election within 30 days. if the winner cannot actually be inaugurated. we'll see what happens there. we'll show you what's going on with venezuelan bonds. they're widely held with a lot of fixed-income portfolios. look at that, nearly 9%. when hugo chavez first got sick, venezuelan bonds rallied dramatically, because people thought, okay, there's now going to be more investment back in the oil infrastructure, that means there will be more likely to pay back the money. in the short term if you look to the right, yields have risen again because in the short term, this could lead to chaos. they have the largest reserves in the western hemisphere when it comes to oil. moving on to north korea. we now have video, google executive chairman, eric schmidt, touring a computer lab in north korea, along with the former governor bill richardson who organized the trip. this is the entrance to the grand people's study house. and you'll see them looking at north korean individuals who happen to be allowed to be on the
. in the last few years alone, shea elected that he has created 1.75 million jobs. between now and 2035, we can double shale economic impact, double the number of jobs and generate a cumulative $2.5 trillion in new government revenues. to achieve these benefits, we need to safely opened up new land for exploration. we are foolishly locking away too much of our resources on land and off the coast that we should have access to. we need predictable and their regulatory environment. the federal government shouldn't pick the winners and losers, or subject energy projects to endless and duplicative views -- reduce. such roadblocks have stymied vital products, like the keystone pipeline, and that must be built. we shouldn't stop epa's -- we should -- shouldn't have said it that way. it's getting wound up a little bit. we should stop epa's senseless and ideologically driven battle to ban the production and the use of coal. and we should continue with the next generations of nuclear power plants, and we should waste no time in pursuing research that develop alternative sources such as wind, solar, geoth
have to have a real debate, you have to have our elected representatives, all of them, not one of them. obama is president but he is not the king and he is not czar and this should not be handled by an executive order. stuart: well said. charles: i hope the car works. stuart: we are talking last hour, really big pr trouble for the boeing 787 dreamliner. this morning the faa launched a special review of that plane's manufacturing process and other aspect of the plane. following several incidents with the lithium ion batteries and wiring. rich edson joins us from washington. i am characterizing this at the moment as a pr problem for boeing because the 787s are still going to fly which implies no safety risk for its passengers. >> this aircraft has gotten plenty of press, years behind schedule, subject to a fight with the national labor relations board and most recently battery packs catching on fire in boston. is not a positive image for people who may be squeamish about flying both e.f. a says the aircraft is safe and will continue to fly. ray lahood has no reservations about taking a f
of the karzai government in terms of the elections in 2014 where president karzai cannot run the candidacy again, and the nature of the election, issue of corruption in the election and, also, more importantly in the government as a whole, and how they will sustain the fight against the taliban after most american troops are gone. when i say "most american troops," i'm leaving open the doors the president has for leaving behind a training advisory and counter terrorism mission of some thousands of troops. the president wants to do this as he did in iraq, the hang up as also in iraq is whether the afghani government grants a status of forces agreement that will give us legal immunity for our troops. that's the american military presence around the world. we have it now in afghanistan based upon u.n. and other considerations, but that expires in 2014. that's the key issue that they are looking at right now. what president karzaiments beyond some troops is military support in terms of funding equipment and also economic assistance. cheryl: not a lot of willingness on either side to come to an agree
months after the election and you know, it's inevitable that it's going to be in support of the party who won the election, but look at what the obama machine is doing year round. they are articulating their message very well to all demographics and you know, they're-- they're in face-to-face contact with these people. stuart: wait a second, wait a second, wasn't it obvious in the november election, why wouldn't young people vote-- i'm trying to focus correctly here. look, you've got a rotten economy, young people in college face a lousy job market, they face overwhelming debt and yet, they vote for someone who is just focusing on social issues. why did they vote like that, why? >> the thing is, where was romney on college campuses, where was he? the conservatives keep writing off college campuses like they're a lost cause, but that's just not the case. we had a historic opportunity to win back a large chunk of the youth vote if we would have just tried, but you know, the conservatives just keep looking at college campuses and what's going on and keeps writing them off. and if young peopl
francisco board of supervisors has elected david chu president for a third term. the 42-year-old chu was re- elected in a unanimous vote. his duties include appointing chairs and members of board committees and running the full board's regular meetings. each term is two years. >>> on the bay area watch this morning, one of the suspects in the murder of a south bay millionaire is expected back in court this afternoon. three men are charged with killing ravi kumra in his monte sereno mansion in september. they could get the death penalty if convicted. >>> training sessions are scheduled today for volunteers taking part in a count of san mateo county's homeless pop laying. the sessions will be held in belmont and redwood city counting the homeless population. >>> vice president joe biden is talking about ways to curb gun violence meeting with victim groups and gun safety organizations today to discuss gun control policy plans in the wake of the newtown school shooting. tomorrow biden will meet with the national rifle association and other gun owner gro
'll turn to congress to fight against the agenda. >> we said before the election if barack obama was reelected that he was going to go after our second amendment rights. the newtown tragedy gave him an opportunity to do that. >> reporter: one of the proposals made is for armed guards at every school and the administration is considering a version of that, one of the ideas on the table is to make federal funds available to schools that want to hire police or install surveillance equipment. biden has promised to send his recommendation to the president by next tuesday. norah, charlie? >> we'll be watching. bill plante, thank you. >>> a 16-year-old student in taft california planned a shotgun attack on his high school classmates the shooter critically wounded one student yesterday. the suspect eventually surrendered. witnesses say he had been harassed at school even bullied and as carter evans reports, a teacher is getting credit for preventing a potential disaster. >> reporter: when students at taft high school were finally released from the campus lockdown
, getting ready for a national election, and the holidays to follow. then sandy hit. sandy was worst storm to strike new jersey in our history. 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. nearly 7 million people and over 1,000 schools were without power. 116,000 new jerseyians were evacuated or displaced from their homes. 41,000 families are still displaced from their homes today. sandy may have damaged our homes and our infrastructure, but it did not destroy our spirit. the people of new jersey have come together as never before, across party lines, across ideological lines, across ages, and races, and backgrounds, from all parts of our state, even from out of state, everyone has come together. so today, let me start this address with a set of thanks from me on behalf of the people of this great state. first, i want to thank the brave first responders, the national guard, and emergency management experts from around this state who prepared us for this storm, and kept us safe in its aftermath. [ applause ] >> christie giving a state of the state there in trenton, new jersey. we're going to ta
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